Tuesday, September 02, 2003

This is a sad and gruesome story. From what I gather on CNN, a pizza delivery man in Pennsylvania went "to a remote area" to deliver a pizza. Whoever ordered the pizza then wrapped a time bomb around his neck and gave him instructions to rob a bank. Pizza man, bomb around his neck, robs the bank. The cops then caught and arrested him.

One presumes the pizza guy had instructions to return to the guy who put the bomb on him, so he could give the guy the stolen money and get the bomb off his neck. Did the cops let him go? Maybe follow him? Try and catch the culprit and get the key to defuse the bomb? No. They just let the pizza man sit there on the ground, handcuffed, until the bomb went off.

As he sat on the ground, Wells [the pizza man] said, "Why is nobody trying to get this thing off me?" and "I don't have a lot of time."

Wells also described someone arming the device and strapping it to him.

"He pulled a key out and started a timer. I heard the thing ticking when he did it. It's going to go off. I'm not lying."

Minutes later, the explosives detonated.
Needless to say, pizza man's dead.

The FBI now says the police couldn't have done anything to stop it. Um, no. That's completely unbelievable. If there was absolutely no way to defuse the bomb, why in the world would the guy have robbed the bank to begin with?

More stories about this here.


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